Magic

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Magic \Mag"ic\, noun [OE. magique, L. magice, Gr. ? (sc. ?), fr. ?. See {Magic}, adjective, and {Magi}.]

1. A comprehensive name for all of the pretended arts which claim to produce effects by the assistance of supernatural beings, or departed spirits, or by a mastery of secret forces in nature attained by a study of occult science, including enchantment, conjuration, witchcraft, sorcery, necromancy, incantation, etc.

An appearance made by some magic. --Chaucer.

2. The art of creating illusions which appear to the observer to be inexplicable except by some supernatural influence; it includes simple sleight of hand (legerdemain) as well as more elaborate stage magic, using special devices constructed to produce mystifying effects; as, the magic of David Copperfield. It is practised as an entertainment, by magicians who do not pretend to have supernatural powers. [PJC]

{Celestial magic}, a supposed supernatural power which gave to spirits a kind of dominion over the planets, and to the planets an influence over men.

{Natural magic}, the art of employing the powers of nature to produce effects apparently supernatural.

{Superstitious magic}, or {Geotic magic}, the invocation of devils or demons, involving the supposition of some tacit or express agreement between them and human beings.

Syn: Sorcery; witchcraft; necromancy; conjuration; enchantment. Magic

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Magic \Mag"ic\, Magical \Mag"ic*al\, adjective [L. magicus, Gr. ?, fr. ?: cf. F. magique. See {Magi}.]

1. Pertaining to the hidden wisdom supposed to be possessed by the Magi; relating to the occult powers of nature, and the producing of effects by their agency.

2. Performed by, or proceeding from, occult and superhuman agencies; done by, or seemingly done by, enchantment or sorcery; as, a magical spell. Hence: Seemingly requiring more than human power; imposing or startling in performance; producing effects which seem supernatural or very extraordinary; having extraordinary properties; as, a magic lantern; a magic square or circle.

The painter's magic skill. --Cowper.

Note: Although with certain words magic is used more than magical, -- as, magic circle, magic square, magic wand, -- we may in general say magic or magical; as, a magic or magical effect; a magic or magical influence, etc. But when the adjective is predicative, magical, and not magic, is used; as, the effect was magical.

{Magic circle}, a series of concentric circles containing the numbers 12 to 75 in eight radii, and having somewhat similar properties to the magic square.

{Magic humming bird} (Zool.), a Mexican humming bird ({Iache magica}), having white downy thing tufts.

{Magic lantern}. See {Lantern}.

{Magic square}, numbers so disposed in parallel and equal rows in the form of a square, that each row, taken vertically, horizontally, or diagonally, shall give the same sum, the same product, or an harmonical series, according as the numbers taken are in arithmetical, geometrical, or harmonical progression.

{Magic wand}, a wand used by a magician in performing feats of magic.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

magic

adjective

1: possessing or using or characteristic of or appropriate to supernatural powers; "charming incantations"; "magic signs that protect against adverse influence"; "a magical spell"; "'tis now the very witching time of night"- Shakespeare; "wizard wands"; "wizardly powers" [syn: {charming}, {magic}, {magical}, {sorcerous}, {witching(a)}, {wizard(a)}, {wizardly}]

noun

1: any art that invokes supernatural powers [syn: {magic}, {thaumaturgy}]

2: an illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers [syn: {magic trick}, {conjuring trick}, {trick}, {magic}, {legerdemain}, {conjuration}, {thaumaturgy}, {illusion}, {deception}]

1. Caduceus  2. Golden Key  3. Scales of Justice (Or maybe, 1. HEALTH 2. SECURITY 3. JUSTICE?)

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FCC

Telecommunications Act of 1996

From the FCC website, "The Telecommunications Act of 1996 is the first major overhaul of telecommunications law in almost 62 years. The goal of this new law is to let anyone enter any communications business -- to let any communications business compete in any market against any other."

ANTITRUST ANTITRUST COMCAST C-SPAN C-SPAN2 C-SPAN3 NBC NEWS MSNBC CNBC NBC UNIVERSAL

I am a communications business and I want to compete in the C-SPAN HD, C-SPAN2 HD and C-SPAN3 HD online commentary marketplace. Comcast is using it's monopoly position as my cable provider to prevent me from having access to C-SPAN2 HD and C-SPAN3 HD. Therefore, I am unable to compete in the HD Congressional Commentary marketplace. This is bad for DEMOCRACY and it is bad for the INDEPENDENT JOURNALISTS in Comcast's service area. This reduces diversity of opinion in the Congressional Commentary marketplace and leads to the American citizens getting their news only from official sources, such as the major broadcast networks, cable networks and movie companies such as the NBC companies.

PUBLIC INTEREST

Here is a copy of an e-mail I sent to the FCC:


Subject: Comcast refuses to carry C-SPAN2 and C-SPAN3 HD because they are not PROFITABLE.
Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2015 22:44:43 -0700
From: Ken M.
To: Tom.Wheeler@fcc.gov, Mignon.Clyburn@fcc.gov, Jessica.Rosenworcel@fcc.gov, Ajit.Pai@fcc.gov, Mike.ORielly@fcc.gov, campaignlaw@fcc.gov, ombudsperson@fcc.gov

I have complained to you about Comcast not providing C-SPAN2 and C-SPAN3 in HD.  You forwarded the complaint to Comcast and they contacted me by phone.  They contend that as a FOR-PROFIT company, it is not in the their business interests in terms of profitability to supply their 25 million customers with C-SPAN2 and C-SPAN3 in HD.

I stated that these are NONPROFIT channels that are in the PUBLIC INTEREST and of course they are not profitable to carry.  But I argued that it is their DUTY as Americans to provide these channels to the U.S. CITIZENS in its service area.  I stated that it is in the PUBLIC INTEREST.

He said, "Sorry, we are a FOR-PROFIT corporation and the demand isn't there."

I would like to escalate this complaint to the next level, given that it wasn't resolved by Comcast.

I believe it is in our national security interests for the citizens to have access to their congressional proceedings in HD.

http://GlobalJubileeNow.org

Subject: CIMS00005891453 - FCC Consumer Center response from representative TSR58
Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:13:37 -0400
From: DoNotReply@fcc.gov
Organization: FCC
To: Ken M.

You are receiving this email in response to your inquiry to the FCC.

Dear Mr. M.,

Thank you for your e-mail to Chairman Tom Wheeler regarding C-Span in HD.

Cable TV companies are not required to carry C-SPAN in HD. C-SPAN is sponsored by the cable TV industry. The letters stand for "Cable Sponsored Public Affairs Network."

Thank You.

You are receiving this e-mail regarding your inquiry/complaint. Please note that this mailbox does not accept inbound e-mail. Do not attempt to respond to this e-mail message.

If you need additional information regarding your inquiry/complaint, our Consumer & Mediation Specialists are available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET to assist you at 1- 888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322) voice or 1-888-TELL- FCC (1- 888-835-5322) TTY. Please save the case number and refer to it when following up with the FCC.

Representative Number : TSR58

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